The holidays can be stuffed with stress and drama, but let’s try to remember what they are really about: getting together with loved ones, showing gratitude and spending time with one another.
Here is a collection of gifts that are perfect for saying “thank you” for all the little (and sometimes big) things they do all year long.
For The Dad Who Likes a Weekend Away
Octovo Duffle Bag ($498)
When it comes to a duffel bag, many dads prefer to stay classic. This gorgeous, manly piece is crafted from custom-made Italian leather, and is suitable for long weekends, but also worth showing off during a jaunt to the gym. This sleek leather weekender holds all dad’s essentials and the padded, quick-access sleeve eliminates the need to carry a separate laptop bag. Fitted with custom-machined titanium hardware, this is one present dad will treasure forever.
For The Mom That Needs Some Pampering
Arbonne Re9 Advanced Set ($300)
This kit contains six gorgeous beauty elixirs that will go far for the mom who may be starting to feel the weight of time. Our favorite is the Night Repair Cream, which is soothing and rich, with an ultra-hydrating blend of botanicals and collagen-supporting ingredients.
For The New Mom Who Needs Some Sleep
Aromaflage Botanical Sleep Fragrance($30)
We tested it, and a small amount sprayed in the crib before putting the baby down puts the baby out. French lavender, Brazilian rose and Madagascar vanilla combine to create a relaxing, sleep inducing, all-natural scent that is free of synthetic fragrance, parabens, and sulfates. A soundly sleeping baby is the best gift to give a new mom and she will love you for it.
For The Little Sister Just Discovering All Things Beauty
Själ Skincare Vibrational Set ($75)
Here is a perfect at-home facial in a box, featuring själ kashmir saphir and pearl enzyme masks, newly reformulated kura intuitif crème and an exclusive copper wand with instructions for a cellular recharge massage. The copper wand is a nifty little tool, about half the size of a pen, which recharges cells when it comes in contact with skin. Copper is known for its antibacterial properties, so consider those pubescent blemishes banished.
For The Cleaning Lady Who Loves The Glam
Carita Progressif Anti-Age Global Perfect Holiday Set ($390)
This beautiful gift set has everything a woman could want, and will have the woman who makes your home look beautiful feeling as good as gold, with formulas infused with radiance-boosting gold pigments. While they will love the natural, light-reflecting glow this set gives skin and hair, they will love the lasting results even more.
For The Dog Walker Who Needs a Little Soothing
L’Occitane Shea Butter Collection Set ($69)
Shea butter can be a miracle for weather battered skin, which is why this set is perfect for the person who takes poochie out into the elements day after day. This collection features a host of products that will soften, nourish and protect skin for a soft embrace. Each piece is enriched with a comforting scent that will soothe as much as it nourishes from head to toe.
For The City Dweller Who Misses The Sea
Coastal Salt and Soul Ocean Gardenia Candle ($49)
Artisanally crafted, each Coastal candle is designed in Italy and hand-poured in small batches in California. The stoneware vessel is beautifully shabby-chic and the scent that wafts from the lit wax is just right for a medium-sized room: not too strong or too faint. The clean-burning, long-lasting (60 hours), pure soy and coconut wax blend will transport your city dweller back to the sea.
For The Sister That Lives For Selfies
Octovo Phone Booth ($105)
Perfect for a quick trip out, this wristlet will keep sis’ necessities close by. The zippered wallet holds a phone (Apple 6s fits perfectly), credit cards, ID and cash high style.
For The Jetsetting Aunt
Lipault Limited Edition 22″ Four-Wheeled Carry-On ($225)
This bag will stand out from the crowd. Launched by French designer Francois Lipovetsky, the signature Plume Collection, which means “feather”, was designed to meet the needs of today’s savvy travelers. The bag has a roomy interior, is super-lightweight and has the all-important outside pocket. This bag has four gorgeous multidirection wheels with 360° rotation, which make the bag perfect for running though airport terminals.